WASH Project Officer

WASH Project Officer
Job Description

Position: WASH Project Officer
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Supervision of: N/A
Duty station: Obock Office
Travel: With frequent travel to all field locations in Djibouti and Ali-Sabieh
Project number: DJFM2006
Duration and type of contract: 1 year (with possible extension-fixed term)

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
1. Role and responsibilities
The purpose of this Officer position is day to day implementation of the CC project functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.
Generic responsibilities
1.Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
2.Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action.
3.Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
4.Ensure proper filing of documents.
5.Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.
Specific responsibilities
1.Ensure smooth running and uninterrupted water reticulation system in the implementation in the migrant’s response center (MRC).
2.Ensure FRC is maintained at the acceptable levels in the entire system and conducting water quality analyses (bacteriological, chemical and physical).
3.Ensure the entire system is well maintained and upgraded including the storage reservoirs (elevated tanks).
4.Ensure proper dosage is administered and the dosing pumps are in good condition at all times.
5.Project planning for construction activities including water pipeline installation in the MRC and other locations identified in the project.
6.Conduct topographical surveys and plot longitudinal profiles to ensure proper hydraulic design of the water supply systems.
7.Schedule and prepare work plan for field activities in consultation with the entire WASH team and the Programme Coordinator.
8.Prepare job contracts, supervise work and process payments upon job completion and submit to the Programme Coordinator.
9.Monitor maintenance stock levels, and ensure timely and appropriate replenishment.
10.Ensures that standards and specifications for works and materials deliveries are adhered to and gives recommendation(s) to the management as necessary, including certification of completed works for payments.
11.Supervision of contractors engaged by NRC to ensure work is done as per drawings, technical specification and to the highest quality standard.
12.Supervise the construction and rehabilitation of water supplies interventions, latrines in strict adherence to the set regulations, WHO, IOM and the SPHERE standards.
13.Capacity building of staff and communities in programming and implementation of WASH projects.
14.To represent NRC in technical and operational co-ordination meetings with the agencies and stakeholders.
15. Develop and conduct hygiene promotion activities in the implementation areas.
16.Assist the WASH team and Programme Coordinator in development of rapid response and contingency plans.
17.Assess and advise on capacity building needs within the team to ensure effective developments of the quality standards for the hygiene and sanitation activities.
18.Carry out informal and formal training sessions (according to identified needs) and evaluate the impacts of these trainings.
19.To coordinate implementation of activities with staff of IOM and represent NRC during meetings.
20.Help identifying needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene; participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.
21.Recruit, train, and manage incentive workers including performance appraisal.
22.Preparation of reports, technical guidelines, drawings and other strategic documentations.
Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
1.Programme Coordinator
2.WASH Officers, Specialist & Assistants
3.Shelter, ICLA
4.Logistics, finance and HR staff
5.Area Manager
6.NGO and UN agencies in Obock
7.Local government in Obock

Scale and scope of position
Staff:incentive staff
Stakeholders:UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies
Legal or compliance:
(term of employement, donors)
2. Competencies
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:
1. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.
Generic professional competencies:

1.Experience from working as a Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
2.Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
3.First degree in Civil Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics, or similar relevant discipline from a recognized university. Extensive experience may substitute for specific qualifications but not vice versa
4.Knowledge of AutoCAD, WaterCAD or any civil works design software is highly desirable Relevant Experience
5.At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
6.Proven practical experience undertaking water supply designs, civil works and implementation both rural and urban systems for at least 3 years. Refugee camp experience preferred.
7.Experience in operation and maintenance of large water supply system (peri-urban or urban).
8.Proven practical experience undertaking water quality analysis (bacteriological, chemical and physical) in a busy institution or organization.
9.Experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage.
10.Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
11.Ability to communicate at all levels, in difficult circumstances, and strong negotiation skills.
12.Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
13.Good cultural awareness and sensitivity.
14.Possession of strong administrative and management skills with a willingness to follow relevant policies and procedures.
15.Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups.
16.Language: Fluency in written and spoken French is essential; fluency in English and local language is highly desirable. Speaking Amharic is a plus value.
17.Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
2. Behavioural competencies (max 6)
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC's Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:
1.Handling insecure environment
2.Planning and delivering results
3.Empowering and building trust
4.Communicating with impact and respect
3. Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the
NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
1.The Job Description
2.The Work and Development Plan
3.The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
4.The End-term Performance Review Template
5.The NRC Competency Framework

Interested candidates should send a CV, a Cover letter and other supporting documents addressed to NRC Djibouti Office/ Gabode V - Lot 11 Djibouti (near Proxy aviation). Application can also be deposited at NRC Ali Sabieh Office; CVs and applications submitted in Webcruiter will also be considered. NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on candidates. For any further information, please contact Mr Ahmed Moussa, NRC Human Resources at ahmed.moussa@nrc.no/ 77 01 61 82.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for applications for this position is September, 13rd, 2020.
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